"In a lot of ways, The Thorn Birds is like Gone With the Wind, except that when the bygone era of The Thorn Birds passes, it's not with this over-reaching sense of melodrama, but with an acceptance because that's what all life does eventually. Actually, it's not really like GWTW at all, except that there is family drama and a conflicted, all-encompassing love story. But I'm pretty sure Meggie would avoid Scarlett like the plague."
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.